Canada is really doing it's best to shove it's formerly good worldwide reputation and drag it through the muck. Not only do we have a government desperate to avoid environmental responsibility and even fact based decision making we also have a government that specifically wants to make it easier for white supremacists and other hate groups to flourish. Bill C-304 is aimed at chopping the Canadian Human Rights Act to stop government intervention of hate crimes. Unfortunately it looks like the bill will pass and the government's ability to stop people from inciting hatred and violence against others will be reduced.
Just an FYI: When white supremacist groups hail your legislation as a wonderful strike against Zionist oppression you are doing something *wrong*.
That's something I just can't fathom. I am all for free speech and for letting people with stupid, irresponsible, or reprehensible viewpoints talk about their beliefs but when people do things that incite others to crimes and violence towards a particular group it crosses the line. I can't go into an airport and shout "I'm going to set off a bomb!" and expect to be able to laugh it off as artistic expression and people who want to hurt or otherwise attack other groups should be treated the same way. You don't like non-whites? Fine. You are entitled to your knuckle dragging bigotry. You don't get to try to convince others to ruin the lives of non-whites (or whites, for that matter) and claim innocence and free expression.
The strategy of the Conservatives under Emperor for Life Harper is bizarre. They want to increase the government's ability to spy on anyone, anytime, for any reason. They need this for our security, they say. Then they go about passing legislation to make sure that if people are found to be doing horrible things and promoting hatred online that the government can no longer intervene. Apparently they want to check up on us constantly to be sure we aren't doing bad things but racism and violence aren't bad enough to make the list. Presumably they are saving that extra surveillance for people who download music without paying for it; obviously when faced with enforcing music industry copyright and racial hate crimes it is the copyright that requires government intervention. Hate crimes can take care of themselves.